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NBA Hall of Fame 2012

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In the traditional gala held in Springfield, twelve will be the new members of the Hall of Fame rewarded a lifetime watching the world tied basketball.

All American Red Heads (team): Known as the female version of the Harlem Globetrotters, was the first women’s professional team. For six decades (1936-1986) played over 200 games every year around the U.S., Canada and the Philippines.

Katrina McClain (player): One of the players with the best record in the history of American basketball, won two Olympic gold medals (1988 and 1996), a bronze (1992), three medals in FIBA ​​World Championships (gold in 1986 and 1990) and bronze in 1994), plus five other medals at international tournaments and several individual awards.

Reggie Miller (player): Living History of the Indiana Pacers, where he played his entire career (17 years), finishing as the highest score in franchise history. 5 time All Star, 3 in the third year and team gold medal at the Olympics 1996, is currently the second best triple jumper in NBA history with 2,560, plus give us glorious moments at Madison Square Garden in his duels with the Knicks.

Don Nelson (Coach): The winningest coach in NBA history (1,300), has been named three times “Coach of the Year” (1983, 1985 and 1992), was linked with the NBA 40 years first as a player , then as a coach and later as a manager. He won as head coach of USA Basketball gold medal at the 1994 World Cup and is considered one of the geniuses of the dugout for their continuous innovation.

Hank Nichols (referee): Completed a successful career as a referee in the NCAA, is considered one of the most influential in the creation and modification of the rules. He also umpired in Olympics and FIBA ​​World Championships.

Ralph Sampson (player): One of the famous Twin Towers d elos Houston Rockets of the mid-’80s, had a great college career at Virginia and was No. 1 draft pick in 1983, three appearances in the All Star (once MVP) and Rookie of the Year award in 1984 were the best achievements of a man who massacred by knee injuries, could not ever reach that aim.

Jamaal Wilkens (player): Ward of the prestigious John Wooden at UCLA (champion in 1974), played in the NBA Warriors, Clippers and Lakers team he became champion in 1980 and 1982, was rookie of the year 1975 and three-time All Star

Lidia Alexeeva (coach): One of the most important coaches in basketball history, the Soviet Union took the gold medal in the Olympics 1976 and 1980, four world titles (1967, 1971, 1975 and 1983) and several national titles in his country. In addition it was also during his time player and short won 4 championships in Europe.

Don Barksdale (player): One of the pioneers of basketball, was the first African American to win the prize of the NCAA All American, the first to integrate a U.S. Olympic team and be the first All Star in the NBA.

Mel Daniels (player): One of the star and key player of the defunct ABA, was MVP of that league in 1969 and 1971, was named All-Star seven times, winning three league titles tricolor with the Pacers. He played one season in the NBA (Nets), where veteran and not stressed.

Chet Walker (player): 13 seasons in the NBA (Nationals, Sixers and Bulls), which lost only 21 games. Seven-time All Star and member of the winning team of the Philadelphia 76ers in 1967. He concluded his career with averages of 18.2 points and 7.2 rebounds.

Phil Knight (Contributor): Co-Founder of Nike company, under his leadership the company has become the reference brand in the world of basketball, and more specifically in the NBA, where it means a league of sportswear and this signature shoes.

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